While Muslims celebrate Ramadan, Islamic State steps up attacks


The Islamic State has launched new attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, while also offering food and money to people living under its control. Continue reading


Obama sends more U.S. troops to Iraq for fight against ISIL


450 more troops will join the 3,100 troops that are already there in a training and advisory role. Continue reading


Why an author went undercover as an Islamic State recruit – Class Discussion


By Jordan Mambert The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is an extremist militant group that is capturing and occupying territories in northern…read more

Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad

Can the U.S. stop the Islamic State?


Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) won several victories this week, raising U.S. concerns that the extremist group’s influence may be growing beyond control. Continue reading


Iraq asks for more U.S. help after loss of major city


Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) captured the city of Ramadi over the weekend, prompting the Iraqi government to ask for increased U.S. military airstrikes and help from fighters supported by Iraq’s neighbor, Iran. Continue reading

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